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. according to officials briefed on the case. late today the fbi said it's looking for a man carrying an unusually heavy black bag. >> the bag would have been heavy because of the components believed to be in it. >> reporter: the fbi has losts of clues already. the white smoke indicates a bomb built with low velocity mixture turs, not military grade. >> they may not have had the resources as we've seen in other bomb attacks, but they knew how to make the bomb go boom. >> reporter: experts say the large pieces of metal, as seen here in the air suggest the bombs might have been concealed in or under a mailbox or trash barrel, as one witness described. >> i literally saw the garbage barrel explode. i saw at the flash, the fire, the smoke and i ran as fast as i could. >> all the evidence they collected might not look like much, but the investigators, every small piece of evidence they collect will be a treasure trove. >> reporter: in the fbi belief about the pressure cooker bears out, it will be no surprise to counterterrorism officials who have warned about their possible use for years.
the explosion site. as they, and boston for more clues, the fbi stresses they are in no way limiting their search to massachusetts. >> this will be a worldwide investigation. wherever the leaves take us, we will go to the ends of the earth to identify the subject or subjects responsible for this despicable crime. >> no one has claimed as possibility, but there has been word of a possible suspect in custody but that is not the case. they say that no one is in custody at this point. >> thank you for the latest. meanwhile tonight, learning about the more than 170 people hurt. among them, a to-you're a child. martin richard, eight years old, was near the finish line just after he waited to hug his father finishing the rest. his mother and sister also seriously injured. they say they are in a state of shock. >> they were the all-american family. they love their father. they played outside all the time. kids were outside all the time having a good time. just a horrendous tragedy. >> his father released a statement saying, "we think our family and friends, those we know and those we have ne
an eight-year-old. and tonight, the investigation is in full swing. the fbi is in charge. they are pursuing all leads, all of this, this grim day, a reminder of our country's constant vulnerability to sudden and murderous attack. the 117th boston marathon, one of the world's great sporting events. more than 23,000 started the race. half a million spectators along the 26.2 mile course. boston's is one of the world's six major marathons. runners from 90 countries. the winner crosses the finish line at 12:10 and at 2:50 p.m. more than half the runners were through, the first bomb explodes just a few yards from the finish line. in the chaos, listen for the second explosion just moments later. another angle of the second blast. as people looked down the street at the first. >> something just blew up -- run! >> multiple people down here okay? i don't know what the cause is. stand by. >> reporter: terror turning the boston marathon into a war zone. more than 100 people injured. the youngest victim an eight-year-old boy killed by one of the blasts. >> oh, god get out of the stands. >> all of a sudd
. more than 100 were hurt in the blast. police said the fbi will lead the investigation. there are no suspects. we have team coverage for you in the aftermath. from security changes to the first-person accounts of the tragedy, we we will have it all for you. let's start where it started. >> i can tell view there is an eerie feeling in boston tonight. we were driving through the streets a long time ago. not a lot of people are out. a lot of people are inside this evening. i want to show you where i am. it was a few blocks that play on boylston street where the bombs went off. injured.people the town is in shock. people say no one could have possibly seen this coming. >> something just blew up. chaos a rough did monday afternoon at the finish line of the boston marathon when an 13 secondsollowed later by another explosion 100 yards away. like fire. it looks like a fireball. >> authorities say more than 130 people were injured in the when twoee were killed apparent bombs ripped through a crowded sidewalk packed with runners, families, and fans. i saw the flash of the fire a
to find out who is behind the bombings. the fbi is now in charge of the probe. >> our mission is clear come to .ring to justice president obama spoke again this morning. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that is it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> authorities spent the night at a residence near the airport. they questioned a young saudi student considered a person of interest. >> the president, 11:30 this morning mating rite -- made remarks about the situation and about to get whoever is responsible for these terror acts. listening to what the president said not long ago. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act. given what we now know by what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target civilians it is an act of terror. what we do not yet know however is who killed -- who was killed carrying out the tech, whether it was foreign or domestic, or if it was a lone individual. that is what we do not yet know. clearly we are at the beginning of the investigation. it will take time to follo
live in boston, thank you. >>> well, the fbi is launching a massive effort to find those responsible for the deadly attack. again, looking at bomb fragments and looking at hundreds of videos from the finish line. >> with more, we're joined by abc's devin dwyer from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. the boston marathon attack is the first successful bombing in the u.s. since the september 11th, 2001 attacks. now the full weight of the u.s. government is behind the search behind who is responsible. authorities this morning are poring over this dramatic video from the finish line for clues. bomb technicians are studying burn marks on bricks and concrete and at hospitals doctors are collecting pieces of shrapnel blasted into bodies. >> and look at the components of the bomb. it will tell them is this somebody that puts this together over the internet or is this a bombmaker. >> reporter: officials believe these were two small and portable devices, possibly hidden in a backpack. one working theory, they were remotely debt anywayed by a cell phone. >> but right now
. that is the explosions at the boston marathon. fbi and other members of law enforcement now searching for clues to figure out who is behind monday's deadly bombing. >> three people so far have died. one of them is an eight-year-old boy. will the 140 people injured. we begin coverage with brianne carter live in a satellite center. >> good morning. just getting reports from a tv station in boston that law enforcement officers are searching an apartment in the boston suburb of revere, massachusetts. state police say a search warrant related to the investigation has been served. abc news has officials tracking several persons of interest trying to find out who is behind the blast. tragedy at an american twoition after not one but bombings at the official line. the explosions killed at least three people including an eight- year-old boy. more than 100 are injured. >> i saw quite a few casualties. i saw one guy with his legs gone at the knee. feet missing and shrapnel wounds and people in the sides of the head. not good. >> an arlington resident captured video on camera while sitting in the stands waiting for
'll bel$Ñ looking at the timing of the attack. >> abc consultant is a veteran of the fbi here is what he told our diane sawyer about why the date of this bombing may be significant. >> you are in that window of april 15 to april 20 when we have had a number of domestic extremist events. oklahoma city, columbine, virginia tech, some people say that they are driven to a certain extent because hitler's birthday is on april 20th. i'm not suggesting that is connected to this, merely throwing it out it will not surprise me if this is some local extremist group trying to make a statement because of this particular day. i'm not suggesting the window need to be narrow. but i would look intensely at what information they had about different extremist groups. there is a lot of public source information about demonstrations on taxes, on, on a number of other issues that are, hot button issues for extremist groups who don't like either what the government is doing or what the government represents. >> very interesting. >> so. >> tax day/patriots day. and history of domestic terrorism. . >> invasion o
or afghanistan, there are signatures of those types. >> and fbi investigators as it will take some time to examine the evidence. authorities are using security camera tape and cell phone video that returned in to police. >> d.c. and other cities have increased security at landmarks, and buildings and transit after this. pennsylvania avenue outside the white house was closed to pedestrian traffic and metro transit police have canine units and extra patrols at l'enfant plaza and other stations. there's no specific threat against d.c., but city leaders are not taking any chances. >> any time there's an incident anywhere nationally or internationally, until we have had enough information to feel comfortable there is no potential connection to washington. >> the university of maryland, maryland state police, and restored as county police have also increased security. an emotional tribute to victims of the boston explosion. >> some students at george washington university held a vigil just hours after the bombing. one student who was a boston native says that he's devastated by what happened.
. it to bring those responsible. >> the fbi in the lead and atf bringing in 30 explosive specialists and pledging to help however they can. some questions answered today including the number of bombs. >> it's important to clarify that two and only two explosive devices were found. >> most of them are pallets -- pellets, some nail-like. >> remove the ball bearings and carper nails embedded in the victim's closest to the blast. >> we do not yet have a sense of motive. kronos' at this point -- everything else at this point is speculation. >> thousand of submitted cellphone quotas. agents, in boston in surrounding communities, but they stress their in no way limiting their search to massachusetts. >> this is a worldwide investigation. we will go to the hands of the earth to identify the subject or subjects who are responsible for this despicable crime. >> you're looking down boylston street that is still the crime scene. the sign you're looking at is where the explosives attack yesterday. it is blocked off for blocks in each direction. people gathering creating a makeshift memorial over
] >> reporter: fbi agents went to a local hospital to question a 20-year-old saudi college student who was injured in the blast but authorities stressed he is not considered a suspect. >> there are people that we are talking to but there is no suspect at brigham and women's hospital. >> reporter: so far the videos of the blast are providing some of the most important clues, authorities say the white smoke seen after the detonation indicates small bombs with a simple low velocity explosive mixture, not military grade. but still sophisticated enough to detonate about 15 seconds apart. >> something just blew up. >> they may not have had the resources as we've seen in other bomb attacks, but they knew how to make the bomb go boom. >> reporter: experts say the large pieces of metal as seen here in the air suggest the bombs might have been concealed in a mailbox or trash barrel as one witness described. >> i literally saw the garbage barrel explode. i saw the flash, the fire, the smoke and i just ran as fast as i could. >> reporter: and the limited damage to nearby buildings telex pers the b
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